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American Origins

Online
Subject Area
Course Number
HIST 108 920
Course Code
HIST108920
Course Key
71453
Day(s)
Wednesday
Friday
Time
9:00am-11:30am
9:00am-11:30am
Instructor
REPELLA, KYLE S
Primary Program
Course Description
The United States was not inevitable. With that assumption as its starting point, this course surveys North American history from about 1500 to about 1850, with the continent's many peoples and cultures in view. The unpredictable emergence of the U.S. as a nation is a focus, but always in the context of wider developments: global struggles among European empires; conflicts between indigenous peoples and settler-colonists; exploitation of enslaved African labor; evolution of distinctive colonial societies; and, finally, independence movements inspired by a transatlantic revolutionary age.
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